Autism Psychiatrists in Durango, CO

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Sarah Alsgaard
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, PMHNP
Verified
Dr. Sarah Alsgaard is a board-certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner who specializes in treating anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, OCD, PTSD, schizophrenia and other psychiatric diagnoses. She earned her Doctorate in Nursing Practice in 2017 from George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. Following, she joined the Durango, Colorado community and has practice psychiatric care across the lifespan in multiple settings for patients ages 12 and older.
(970) 293-9212 
Durango, CO 81301
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Lifespan Psychiatry of Colorado
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, CNS
Verified
Our provider, Carrie Shahbahrami, MSN, APRN, ACCNS-AG, PMHNP-BC, is dually boarded in medical and psychiatric care allowing a comprehensive assessment of each client's needs. Carrie began her nursing career in 2000 focusing on the needs of patients within the acute hospital setting. Upon furthering her education at Johns Hopkins University and University of Cincinnati, Carrie chose to focus on client's needing specialized psychiatric care and treatment. Carrie's passion is serving the underrepresented while reducing the stigma associated with mental health.
(970) 426-0925 
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Durango, CO 81302

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Alyssa Jennings
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP-B, MSN, APRN
Verified
Accepting New Patients! Now accepting Anthem, Colorado Medicaid, and Self-Pay clients! Specializing in all ages from children to adults with mental health concerns. I have worked with individuals suffering from depression, anxiety, attention disorders, trauma disorders, eating disorders, and a variety of other mood disorders. I have experience in both inpatient and outpatient care.
(970) 627-4370 
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Montrose, CO 81403
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Autism Psychiatrists
If you're looking for help with autism in Durango or for a Durango autism psychiatrist, these professionals provide autism help, autism therapy, autism counseling, autism treatment and therapy for autism. They include autism psychiatrists, autism psychologists, autism psychotherapists and autism counselors. A psychiatrist can help with diagnosis on the autism spectrum or aspergers in Durango. These professionals work with autism in children or children with autism, autism in adolescents or adolescents with autism and autism in adults or adults with autism.

Durango psychiatrists work with autism behaviors in Durango and autism disorder and follow autism research. These professionals can provide autism support or connect you to an autism network or support group or to autism training. Finally, psychiatrists provide support for parents of autistic children in Durango or autistic kids and can direct you to local autism resources.

About Psychiatrists, meds and Psychiatric Nurses.

A Psychiatrist in Durango is a qualified medical doctor who specializes in treating mental health issues and diagnosable disorders.

Durango Psychiatrists differ from other mental health professionals in that they may prescribe medication as well as practice psychotherapy in treatment. Sometimes, Psychiatrists form part of a clinical team in which they will diagnose and prescribe, while psychologists or therapists provide the client's psychotherapy.

As part of a clinical assessment, Psychiatrists may conduct physical examinations, take blood tests, and order and interpret lab tests and brain image scans, such as CT scans, CAT Scans, and MRIs.

The field of psychiatry in Durango has many sub-specialties, including pediatric psychiatry. Those who work with the elderly are called geriatric psychiatrists.

Other related sub-specialties include cognition psychiatry, addiction psychiatry, psychosomatic, forensic, reproductive medicine specialties, psychopharmacology , psychiatric genetics, neuroimaging, and clinical neurophysiology.

Psychiatric nurse practitioners in Durango, or mental health nurse practitioners, generally have an MS degree in nursing (MSN) and a number of years of training to become certified. Psychiatric nurse practitioners are able to assess and diagnose mental health conditions and prescribe medication. Durango Psychiatric nurse practitioners also have training that enables them to include psychotherapy with treatment.